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Author: Smith, Brad
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1. Pavalko, Eliza K.
Smith, Brad
The Rhythm of Work: Health Effects of Women's Work Dynamics
Social Forces 77,3 (March 1999): 1141-1162.
Cohort(s): Mature Women
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Keyword(s): Age and Ageing; Benefits; Employment; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale

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Theories on the health benefits of employment, health selection, and the stress of changes in work all suggest that work patterns should be important for women's health. Using a national longitudinal sample of women in their fifties and sixties, we examine how employment duration and transitions inform these theories of physical and emotional health. Women leave the labor force because of poor health, but longer employment also provides health benefits, and some work transitions have long-term negative effects on physical health. Our findings are consistent between physical and emotional health, but employment appears to be more strongly associated with physical limitations during this life stage. These results point to the value of work-life dynamics for understanding the work-health relationship.
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Pavalko, Eliza K. and Brad Smith. "The Rhythm of Work: Health Effects of Women's Work Dynamics." Social Forces 77,3 (March 1999): 1141-1162.